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NURS1003 Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
Assignment 1: ESSAY
Length: 1,600 words (+/- 10%) Worth: 45% Due: Friday 14th April, 6:00 p.m.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) are 17 goals for all countries, set by the United Nations for completion in 2030. The SDGs tackle global inequality (including health inequality and inequity). They recognise the inter-dependence of countries and the impact of humans on the environment. The goals need to be sustainable, so that interventions will continue well into the future.
The SDGs form an international health agenda; however, there are challenges to implementing them in ‘real life’ and every country is unique. Some countries will struggle because of war or conflict, underdeveloped infrastructure, a struggling economy or poor governance.
Essay topic
Write a 1,600 word argumentative essay on one country’s work towards achieving Target 1 of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3: “By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births”
To prepare for your essay:
• Pick one low-income or lower-middle income (developing) country (NOTE: you cannot chose Uganda – as this is covered in the 4th iLecture).
Use the SociologicaI Imagination Template to structure your essay:
• All 4 factors (historical, cultural, structural and critical) must be covered
• You may use the SI Template overtly, using headings (e.g. Historical Factors) or by signposting in your narrative (e.g. “Events in the country’s history have led to today’s …”)
Structure and Presentation for Essay
Introduction
• ‘Set the scene’ by providing some information about the health issue / background information
• Engage the reader’s interest
• Provide a thesis statement (i.e., your argument) – for example, “In this essay I will demonstrate that [insert country name] is unlikely to achieve a reduction in maternal mortality to less than 70 per 100, 000 live births because…….”
Define Key Terms
• Important terms associated with the specific Target of the SDG being addressed, that is, Goal 3, Target 1. We do not require the background to the SDGs, this is discussed in iLectures and workshops/online discussion
• Clarify the health issue
NURS1003 Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
Apply the SI Template
• In these sections, keep the focus on the health issue by making the links to health outcomes clear in your narrative and in your evidence
• Historical factors: How have major events in the country’s history (e.g. natural disasters, political change, economic issue, conflict) impacted the current situation? Has the country worked on this health issue over time?
• Cultural Factors: How has culture influenced the health issue? What are local beliefs and practices for the health issue? What are people’s attitudes towards Biomedicine?
• Structural Factors: Which structural factors are most influencing this health issue?
The data you provide on your country should be up to date and from credible sources (e.g.:
o OxResearch Country Profiles: http://link.library.curtin.edu.au/p?CUR_ALMA51105700780001951
o OECD iLibrary: http://link.library.curtin.edu.au/p?CUR_ALMA61112715360001951
o World Bank: http://data.worldbank.org/country
o The World Factbook: https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
o Country reports – http://www.countryreports.org/)
o UNDP (MDG country reports) http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/mdg/mdg-reports.html
• Critical Factors: in this section you should address the following, where relevant to your country:
o Summary – brief discussion of what has been covered in the essay with reference to the key terms identified
o Implication for professional practice – (use the dimensions of the social model of health):
The social production and distribution of health and illness
The social construction of health and illness
The social organization of health care
A success story – Is there a relevant intervention that has resulted in an improved health outcome which could be implemented/expanded for this health issue?
o Prediction – how is the country is progressing towards achieving the SDG goal/ target?
o Recommendations – What recommendations could be made? What realistic interventions could be undertaken?
Conclusion
• Re-state the main idea presented in the Introduction / re-state thesis statement
• Do not add new information, but you may support a point with data (statistics or a quote). Do not end on a reference, but with your own words
• Make a comment about the future for your country’s health.
Referencing – APA (6th ed.)
Reference List:
• Start on a separate page with heading “References” (centred) on the first line
• Use APA 6th ed. guide (accessed via Curtin Library’s homepage)
NURS1003 Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
• List is presented in same font as essay and 1.5 spacing. No additional space between references. The second and subsequent lines of the reference are required to be indented using a hanging indent
• Students should use 16 sources, and the majority of these (10+) must be current and credible academic sources such as refereed academic journal articles. Websites can be used for country information from recommended humanitarian, health and development organisations such as the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the United Nations (UN). See also, the list of websites for country information.
In-text References
• Use APA 6th ed. guide (accessed via Curtin Library’s homepage)
• Always provided for direct quotes, numbers and statistics
• Provided for all information and ideas paraphrased and taken from other writers
• Not required for your own analysis – e.g. very few, if any, in-text references are provided in the Introduction, Critical analysis and Conclusion
Presentation
• Submit in Word form
• Student number (ID) and page number in footer – name is not needed
• Typed, 1.5 spacing, size 11 or 12 font
• Grammar, sentence structure and spelling are correct (use grammar and spell check!)
• Vocabulary appropriate to Health Sciences
• Formal tone – avoid personal pronouns (‘I’, ‘we’), contractions (‘can’t’), slang (‘kids)
• Numbers under 10 should be in written format (e.g., ‘five’); numbers over 10 should be in numeric format (e.g., ‘20’)
• All numbers at the very beginning of a sentence should be in written format (e.g., “Thirty-five participants completed a questionnaire” or “Thirty five percent….”
• Mechanical accuracy – proof-read for small errors
• Capitalise names of countries, people and policies
• Clear, simple language is best; the goal is to communicate your findings to the reader.
• A Table of Contents is not required
Submission: Essays are submitted electronically to Turnitin in Blackboard, in the Assessments link.
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NURS1003 Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
Assignment 1 ESSAY MARKING RUBRIC
Criteria
Fail
0-49%
Pass
50-59%
Credit
60-69%
Distinction
70-79%
High Distinction
80-100%
Introduction & Conclusion 20%
Identifies topic. Engages readers’ interest. Provides some background information. Contains a thesis or argument to communicate author’s position on the subject. Conclusion links back to thesis and introduction.
Introduction is absent or poorly described. Background details are missing, unclear or unrelated to topic. Purpose of paper is vague or unclear (no thesis). Conclusion poorly linked to introduction and thesis.
The intention of the paper is stated but is unclear, broad and unfocused (vague thesis or outline only). Conclusion could be linked more clearly to introduction and thesis.
Introduction identifies the topic and some background information is presented. The intention of the paper is stated (thesis) but may be broad or unfocused. Conclusion is linked generally to introduction and thesis.
Introduction presents the overall topic, engages the reader and creates interest. The introduction adequately explains the background but may lack detail. Argument or thesis states author’s position on subject. Conclusion is linked to introduction and thesis.
Introduction presents the overall topic, engages reader and creates interest. The purpose of the paper is clear. The introduction is well developed and clearly states author’s position on subject. Conclusion is well-linked to introduction and thesis.
Content 30%
Relevant Historical, Structural and Cultural Factors identified and clearly linked to health outcomes.
Relevant factors missing or insufficiently covered. Irrelevant factors included. Links to health outcomes not or poorly identified.
Relevant factors covered briefly. Some irrelevant factors included. Links to health outcomes unclear.
Relevant factors identified and linked generally to health outcomes.
Relevant factors identified and well-linked to health outcomes.
Factors relevant to health topic raised and integrated into argument. Links to health outcomes clearly identified.
Evidence 10%
Points are supported by relevant evidence (quotes, numbers, statistics, dates.).
Writing too general, lacks evidence.
Writing is general in focus but with some supporting data.
Writing is specific. Most points supported by data.
Writing is specific. Depth and detail evident. Data integrated well into writing.
Writing is rich in data and detail. All points supported by relevant evidence.
Critical Analysis 20%
Succinct summary. Critical evaluation of findings, evidence and concepts. Implications of findings for professional practice identified. Predictions and recommendations provided.
No summary, or poor summary. Little critical engagement of findings. Few, if any, implications, predictions or recommendations provided.
Summary provided but may not be clear or comprehensive. Little critical engagement with findings. Few implications identified. Few or no recommendations or predictions.
Summary provided. Some critical engagement with essay content and data evident, some discussion of implications. Some recommendations and predictions.
Clear summary provided. Critical evaluation of evidence and concepts, highlights and responds to main/most points raised in essay, some consideration of findings. Relevant
Succinct and clear summary. Sophisticated critical evaluation of evidence and concepts, highlights and responds and integrates points raised in essay, considers implications of findings. Realistic and relevant
NURS1003 Imagining Health in Social and Cultural Contexts
recommendations and predictions made.
recommendations and predictions made.
Referencing 10%
APA (6th) system used. Reference List contains academic sources and shows breadth of reading (20 sources recommended). In-text citations provided for all information taken from other writers and integrated well into writing.
Referencing not APA (6th ed.). Little or no breadth of reading or academic sources. In-text references absent, insufficient or poorly integrated into writing.
Referencing APA (6th ed.) with many errors. Reference list shows some breadth of reading and academic sources. Some problems with number or integration of in-text references.
Referencing APA (6th ed.) with errors. Reference list shows breadth of reading and contains academic sources. In-text references formatted and integrated.
Referencing APA (6th ed.) with few errors. Reference list shows breadth of reading and academic research. In-text references sufficient in number and generally integrated into writing well.
Referencing APA (6th ed.) with no or almost no errors. Reference list shows breadth of reading and academic research. In-text references are used where appropriate, and integrated well.
Presentation 10%
Grammar, vocabulary and sentence structure correct and appropriate.
Mechanical accuracy (spelling, formatting and punctuation).
Major difficulties in English and academic language expression, vocabulary or grammar.
Contains too many errors in spelling, formatting or punctuation that comprehension is impeded.
Significant difficulties in English and/or academic expression. Several grammar errors and/or use of limited vocabulary.
Contains numerous spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.
Clear expression in academic English. Some grammar errors in complex forms. Vocabulary appropriate but limited. Contains a number of spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.
Clear academic English expression. A range of contextually appropriate vocabulary used. Few, if any, errors in grammar. Contains very few spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.
Clear and effective academic English. Wide range of contextually appropriate vocabulary. Free of grammatical errors. Free from spelling, formatting or punctuation errors.
Mark
/100
Scaled Mark
/45
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